Speaker Position and Background:
Mark Sogge, Interim Director, USGS National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center, Reston, VA
Mark Sogge is Chief of Staff for the Western Regional Director. In this capacity, he provides coordination with Headquarters, Regional, and Area staff. He is also responsible for facilitating data calls, carrying out major policy development, and program integration and coordination activities. Mark also helps coordinate Western Leadership Team policies, activities, meetings, and strategic directions. In addition, he is the primary contact for the Regional Director’s budget, and serves on special bureau and interagency teams. In 2009, he served as the first acting Chief of the USGS National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center. Mark is currently assisting Director McNutt with USGS science activities related to the Gulf oil spill.